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Thursday, January 23, 2003

Kiki and Herb Christmas Show...
A couple of weeks ago we went to see Kiki and Herb at the Soho Theatre. There were 13 of us in all - Marcus, Mikey, Jo, Madeline, Lynzi, Martyn, Drew, Steven, Sarah, Ben, Nikki, Mark and me. Unfortunately Simon and Dawn couldn't come as they were baby sitting my beautiful baby nephew, Angus, and Paul couldn't come as he was looking after Mark's Dad.

Kiki and Herb were fantastic. I'd seen them at the beginning of this, their Christmas run, back in December so it was a chance to witness how their act had developed throughout the Soho Theatre residency. The show was still essentially a greatly expanded version of their Do You Hear What We Hear? CD. But it had had a complete overhaul. There was much more talking and it was a tighter set musically. The result was that we just didn't stop laughing. Some new songs had been added but sadly not my favourite - Kate Bush's Running Up That Hill.

The show itself was a sell-out. And everyone was loving it. Kiki has the ability to hold an audience in the palm of her hand. And as I looked about all I could see was a packed auditorium with row upon row of faces beaming with what I can only describe as 'glee' (now that's a word you don't hear too often).

On a bit of a buzz after the show we went to the Edge for drinks and then back to the house to play video games and loads of people stayed over. A perfect night.

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